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Lean IT at the Metropolitan Police Share article 1googleplus Short of time? Print this pageEmail article The Metropolitan Police Service’s Directorate of Information is responsible for providing information, communications and technology services to the capital’s police force. As such, it is a prime target for the Met’s cost-cutting initiatives. Ailsa Beaton, the Met’s CIO and director of information, knew that cutting that much cost without affecting the quality of services would take more than a simple belt-tightening exercise. Beaton has therefore overseen the application of the Lean methodology within the Directorate in order to identify and remove areas of waste in the organisation. Based on manufacturing principles at Japanese car-maker Toyota, the Lean ethos aims to provide customer value at reduced cost by identifying the processes and practices that deliver value, and those that do not. Information Age: What prompted the move to Lean? Why Lean? Implementation How did you go about implementing the methodology? Impact

Datatech | Analytics Jobs | Home British Computer Society The British Computer Society is a professional body and a learned society that represents those working in Information Technology both in the United Kingdom and internationally. Established in 1957, in 2009 it rebranded as BCS — The Chartered Institute for IT, although this has not been reflected in a legal name change.[1] Overview[edit] With a worldwide membership of over 82,000 members in over 100 countries, BCS is a registered charity and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1984. Its objectives are to promote the study and application of communications technology and computing technology and to advance knowledge of education in ICT for the benefit of professional practitioners and the general public. BCS is a member institution of Engineering Council UK, and therefore is responsible for regulation of ICT and computer science fields within the UK. BCS has offices off the Strand in Southampton Street, south of Covent Garden in central London. History[edit] Governance[edit] Honorary grade

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